Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 get Android 4.1 update

Written on:January 19, 2013
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Owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 have a software update coming that will improve their tablet experience while boosting performance at the same time. Samsung announced Friday that Android 4.1 is ready for both Wi-Fi models, so there’s no need to wait for carrier testing or approval on the software. While both tablets get the Android update, the larger Galaxy Note 10.1 also benefits from Samsung’s Premium Suite of software.

Android 4.1, introduced in June, brings a number of useful enhancements to mobile devices. The Google Now assistant and search tool is part of this version as are the improved Android notifications: It’s much easier to take action on notifications in this version of the software. There are plenty of other features in the update, but the most noticeable may be the result of Google’s Project Butter. This effort optimizes and improves device performance, so owners of the Note 10.1 and Tab 2 should see better device responsiveness.

While the Tab 2 doesn’t have a stylus, the Note 10.1 does. And that’s why the latter is also getting the Premium Suite with this upgrade. I’ve covered the software before, mainly because my Galaxy Note 2 already has the suite. This software added multi-window capability on my phone and it gets even better on the Note 2: You can resize app windows on the larger 10.1-inch tablet.

Galaxy Note 10.1 cascade

Other Premium Suite features include hover mode and gesture support for the S-Pen, Paper Artist, an optimized file manager, Photo Note annotations, and more.


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